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Where to Shop: MPMF 2014

By Staff · September 5th, 2013 · MPMF Visitors' Guide
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ANTIQUES AND FLEA MARKETS 

The City Flea Photo: The City Flea

 

The Antique Peddlers: Antiques and crafts made from vintage material, plus a coffee shop. 9440 Main Ave., Loveland, 513-984-6533, theantiquepeddlers.com.
Burlington Antique Show: More than 200 dealers featuring only vintage collectibles. Find everything from art to furniture to quilts. Third Sunday of the month April-October. Burlington Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky., 513-922-6847, burlingtonantiqueshow.com.
The City Flea: Cincinnati’s curated urban flea market with vendors from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and more. Find vintage clothes and decor, upcycled goods, handmade arts and crafts, artisanal foods, pet supplies and more. Monthly, May-December. Summers at Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com. 
Covered Bridge Antique Mall: Antiques and collectibles. 7058 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-521-5739.
Crafty Supermarket: Juried indie craft show with annual spring, fall and holiday markets featuring crafters from across the U.S. Various locations, craftysupermarket.com.
Drackett Designs and Antiques: 18th- and 19th-century antique furniture and home accessories. 3275 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-791-3868, drackettantiques.com.
Duck Creek Antique Mall: Large selection of quality antiques including furniture, art, pottery, glassware, jewelry and more. 3715 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-321-0900, duckcreekantiquemall.com.
English Traditions: Fine European antiques, European-made replica antique home furniture and accessories. Additional location in Naples, Fla. 2041 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-4730, englishtraditions.com.
Florence Antique Mall: 50,000-square-foot showroom with 300 showcases featuring antiques, collectibles and furniture. 8145 Mall Road, Florence, Ky., 859-371-0600, florenceantiquemall.com.
Grand Antique Mall: Peruse 27,000-square-feet of antiques. 9701 Reading Road, Reading, 513-554-1919, grandantiquemall.com.
Hanover House: English and American antique furniture, home accessories, ceramics and fine art. 2701 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-2671, federationantiques.com.
Leftcoast Modern: Retailer of all things modern from the 1950s through the 1970s. 323 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-288-2364, facebook.com/leftcoastmoderncincinnati.
Ohio Valley Antique Mall: Cincinnati’s largest multi-dealer antique mall featuring collectibles, books, furniture, clothing and accessories. 7285 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 513-874-7855, ohiovalleyantiques.com.
Richwood Flea Market: Family-friendly flea market. Concession stands feature fried chicken and weekly specials ranging from authentic Cajun gumbo to deep-fried macaroni and cheese. 10915 Dixie Highway, Walton, Ky., 859-371-5800, richwoodfleamarket.com.
Riverside Centre Antique Mall: More than 60 vendors selling everything from vintage and collectible furniture, clothing, estate jewelry, Rookwood pottery and primitives to books, photos, novelty items and more. 3742 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-321-1430, riversidecentreantiques.com.
That Shop in Milford: Wide variety of antiques and collectibles along with one-of-a-kind finds. 217 Main St., Milford, 513-831-0065, thatshopinmilford.com.
Traders World: “Ohio’s largest family shopping mall.” Indoor/outdoor flea market with giant animal statues and neon palm trees. 601 Union Road, Lebanon, 513-424-5708, tradersworld.info.
Treasure Aisles Flea Market: A pirate-themed bargain hunter’s paradise. 320 N. Garver Road, Monroe, 513-539-4497, treasure-aisles.com.
Tristate Antique Market: The largest regularly scheduled gathering of antiques and vintage-goods dealers in Indiana. All merchandise is required to be at least 30 years old and out of production. First Sundays, May-October. Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 at Argosy Casino Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 513-738-7256, queencityshows.com.
Wooden Nickel Antiques: Buy and sell vintage architectural items. 1400-1414 Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine, 513-241-2985, woodennickelantiques.net.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND HOBBIES

 

Absolutely Needlepoint: Needlepoint and sewing arts supply store that offers classes. 7117 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-7999, absolutelyneedlepointcincy.com.
Archiver’s: A national scrapbooking store chain. 5125 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-336-6502, archiversannex.com.
Artists’ Beads: Bead and hobby shop. 364 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-961-0145, artistsbeads.com.
Banasch’s Fabrics: A sewing supply and fabric store. 3380 Red Bank Road, Madisonville, 513-731-5757, banaschsfabrics.com.
The Bead Shop: Almost two decades old, the Bead Shop sell beads and related items. 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-271-5222, beadshop-online.com.
Boardwalk Hobby Shop: Model kit and hobby shop, featuring a wide variety of board and card games. 1032 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-2110.
Brazee Street Studios: Solar-powered green building that houses more than 25 artist studios; a school of glass; a retail store for tools, supplies, glass products and gifts; and gallery featuring regional and national artwork. 4426 Brazee St., Oakley, 513-321-0206, brazeestreetstudios.com.
Cappel’s: With a little bit of everything, Cappel’s is known as a costume destination but also offers party decorations, floral supplies and event ephemera. Multiple locations including 920 Elm St., Downtown, 513-621-0952, cappelsinc.com.
Dandy Haberdashery: Offers a rotating collection of artisan-made, vintage and custom products and design ranging from clothing to housewares. 6030 Ridge Ave., Pleasant Ridge, 513-344-1097, dandyhaberdashery.com.
Fabricate: Store/gallery hybrid featuring unique handmade and upcycled art, crafts, clothing, beauty products and more — like an Etsy store come to life. 4037 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-407-6057, fabnorthside.com.
Fabulous Frames & Art: Custom framer with a wide selection of art, specializing in nature-based midcentury modern prints from Cincinnatian Charley Harper. Multiple locations including 17 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-579-9998, fabframes.com.
Fibergé: Knitting supplies, a wide variety of yarn and instructional classes. 1407 Vine St., Downtown, 513-831-9276, fiberge.com.
Fiberlicious: Artsy and eclectic yarn boutique. 8157 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-561-8808, fiberlicious.com.
Frameshop: Custom picture frames and wall-hanging oddities. 1317 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-275-9916, facebook.com/framshopusa.com.
Funke Fired Arts: Offers pottery classes, demonstrations and goods for sale. 3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-2529, funkefiredarts.com.
Hank, A Yarn Boutique: Large selection of yarn (from cotton to cashmere), patterns for knitting, crafts and classes. 2651 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-386-9869, hankyarn.com.
The Hoop & Needle: Fresh and modern needle-craft supply plus embroidery classes. 1415 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, thehoopandneedle.com.
Indigenous: Handcrafted gallery with contemporary American fine craft. 2010 Madison Road, O’Byronville, 513-321-3750, indigenouscraft.com. 
Knit On!: Knitting classes, supplies, yarn and accessories from around the world. 735 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-291-5648, knit-on.com.
Mad Potter: Paint-your-own pottery studio. 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-561-1888, mymadpottercincinnati.com.
The Magic Shop: Magic accessories for beginners and pros. 526 Philadelphia St., Covington, Ky., 859-491-1313, artiesmagic.com.
Market Side Mercantile: Upcycled and repurposed consignment furniture, gifts, homegoods and artwork. 4170 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-967-2026.
One More Stitch: Knitting and needlepoint supplies. 1609 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-533-1170.
Pit Row Hobby Shop: R/C cars, boats and planes, models, rockets and more. 7796 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-891-7487.
Plaza Artist Materials: A smaller national chain of art supply stores. 230 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-861-0667; 701 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-0726; 8154 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-793-5300, plazaart.com.
The Rookwood Pottery Co.: World-renowned art-tile and pottery company known for impeccable design and craftsmanship. 1920 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-2510;  retail location at 1209 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, rookwood.com.
Scraps Etc. Ohio: Scrapbooking, paper crafts, stamping and art supplies. 454 Ohio Pike, Forestville, 513-474-6611.
SEWN Studio: Modern fabric boutique and sewing lounge. 3212 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-0600, sewnstudio.com.
Silk Road Textiles: Ethically traded fine fabrics, yarns and gifts. 6106 Hamilton Ave., North College Hill, 513-541-3700, silkroadcincinnati.com.
Southpaw Prints: Screen-printed apparel, posters, art prints and more. 1334 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-328-8470, southpawprints.com.
Stamping Buddies!: Craft room and supply store. 4343 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park, 513-891-CRFT, stampingbuddies.com. 
St. Theresa Textile Trove: Eclectic sewing notions, fabric and quilting supplies. 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton Art Center, Pendleton, 859-380-2833, sttheresatextile.com. 
Urban Eden: Fine art and contemporary crafts including jewelry, handbags, accessories, garden art, soaps and more by local and regional artists. 1313 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-260-8434, irisbookcafe.com/urban-eden.
World of Beads: A make-your-own jewelry store featuring beads, bead-making products and classes. 2725 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-5600, aworldofbeads.com.

BOOKS AND COMICS

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Arcadian Comics & Games: The latest graphic novels, comic books and games, including options for young readers and Magic: The Gathering events. 627 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-291-5071, arcadiancomics.com.
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore and Decafé: Seeks to provide the best children’s books and activities to engage young minds. Their attached “decafé” offers organic, fair trade food items and coffee for parents. 3054 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-731-2665, bluemanateebooks.com.
Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore: An independent bookstore offering toddler through teen books, games and activities. 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky., 859-781-0602, bluemarblebooks.com.
The Booksellers on Fountain Square: A locally owned and operated independent downtown bookstore with a coffee shop. 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-258-2038, facebook.com/booksellersonfountainsquare.
The Bookshelf: A small, neighborhood bookstore with an edited selection of books and individual service. 7754 Camargo Road, Madeira, 513-271-9140, cincybookshelf.com.
The Book Rack: The largest chain of independently owned used bookstores offering a free-spirited experience for those who love to read. Multiple locations including 9378 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-791-6072; 8315 Beechmont Ave., Beechmont, 513-474-1337; 5087 Glencrossing Way, Western Hills, 513-451-8544, thebookrack.com.
Comic Book World: Comic book and gaming store. 7130 Turfway Road, Florence, Ky., 859-371-9562, comicbookworld.com.
The Dust Jacket: Secondhand books and collectibles. 3200 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-4224.
Duttenhofer’s Books: Tons of quality used and old books specializing in antiquarian, art and architecture, decorative binding, ephemera, leather binding and literary classics. 214 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-381-1340, duttenhofers.com.
Cincinnati Public Library Friends’ Shop: Housed in the public library’s main branch, the shop has treasures for readers, writers and gift-givers including gently used books, greeting cards and literary-themed items. Cincinnati Public Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown, 513-369-6035, friends.cincinnatilibrary.org.
Half Price Books: Independent bookstore chain buying and selling books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and more. Multiple locations including 8118 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-891-7170, hpb.com.
Iris BookCafé: Coffee shop and bookstore with large selection of vintage books on topics like art, architecture, literature and film. Also has children’s books in many languages and the largest collection of Polish books in Cincinnati. 1331 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-BOOK, irisbookcafe.com.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Independent chain of bookstores offering a large selection of books for all ages, author signings, gifts and a bistro. 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-396-8960; 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 859-912-7860, josephbeth.com.
Ohio Book Store: In operation since 1940, the store offers five floors of books and magazines, including book repair and binding. 726 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-5142, ohiobookstore.net.
Queen City Comic & Card Co.: Provides a large and diverse selection of comic books, trading cards, movie posters and toys. 6101 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-351-5674; 6600 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 513-860-5805, queencitycomics.com.
Roebling Point Books and Coffee: A small, independent bookstore and coffee shop. 306 Greenup St., Covington, Ky., 859-815-7206, facebook.com/roeblingpointbooksandcoffee.
Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games: Comics, games, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, T-shirts, statues and action figures. 5000 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, 513-661-7625, rockinroostercomics.com.
Up, Up and Away! Comics: Wide selection of graphic novels, more than 57,000 back issue comics on display and hundreds of new items every week. 4016 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown, 513-661-6300, upupandawaycomics.com.
Yottaquest: American gaming store specializing in board games, role playing games and card games as well as a growing collection of comic books. 7607 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-923-1985, yottaquest.com.

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES 

Amanda’s Hyde Park Bridal: Specialty bridal boutique offering exclusive and couture designers and one-on-one services. 3319 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1800, hydeparkbridal.com.
Belle Bridal Boutique: Plus-size bridal couture. 320 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-429-3779, thebellbridalboutique.com.
Bridal & Formal: Carries the largest selection of wedding dresses in the area. 300 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-821-6622, bridalandformalinc.com.
Carrie Karibo Boutique: Fun, stylish and unique wedding dresses in an intimate, boutique atmosphere. 334 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-821-9666, carriekaribo.com.
Donna Sayler’s Fabulous Bridal: Four floors of the runway’s latest bridal fashions in a historic building. 601 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky., 859-291-9222, fabulousbridal.com.
European Bridal: European-style wedding gowns from an extremely knowledgeable staff. 307 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-821-6505, europeanbridal.com.
Lace Bridal Couture: Chic boutique for any budget. Prices range from $1,000-$10,000. 133 W.

Benson St., Reading, 513-821-6000, lacebridalcouture.com.

Splendid Bridal: Locally owned family business offering a large selection of gowns, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses plus accessories from local designers. 6 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-761-GOWN; Discount warehouse at 7555 Mall Road, Florence, Ky., 859-360-5501, splendidbridal.com.
Wendy’s Bridal: A large selection of bridal designers including Allure, Venus Bridal and more. 301 W. Benson St., Reading, 513-761-7750, wendyscincinnatibride.com.

CHILDREN’S APPAREL AND TOYS

Arrietty: Toys for kids and baby, plus craft materials, accessories, decorations and handmade goods. 323 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-1500, arriettyonludlow.com.
Castle House: Providing upscale designer clothing and shoes for boys, girls and infants for more than 50 years. 3435 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-2458, castlehouse.com.
Coolest Toys on Earth: Superior and extraordinary toys from around the world. 314 Main St., Milford, 513-831-8697, coolesttoysonearth.com.
King Arthur’s Court Toys: Large selection of toys and games such as Playmobil, LEGO, Melissa & Doug toys and more. 3040 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-531-4600, kingarthurstoys.com.
Little Lords and Ladies: Children’s boutique with clothing, toys and accessories for girls and boys. 7816 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-891-1569, littlelordsladiesboutique.com.
Silly Bean: A handpicked collection of fashion and gifts for kids, tots through tween. 6934 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-3991.
Spotted Goose: Unique and trendy apparel, gifts and goodies for kids. 3048 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-351-9600, thespottedgoose.com.
Stoney’s Gifts and Toy Shoppe: All things fairy princess and magical with wings, gifts and more. 323 W. Sixth St., Covington, Ky., 859-655-9571, stoneysgifts.com.
Tantrum Northside: Family-style shopping. Organic and eco-friendly toys and clothing for children and adults. 4183 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-4183, tantrumnorthside.com.
Ted’s Toy Store: Imaginative specialty toys and games. 6934 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-8697, tedstoystore.com.

ECO AND GREEN

 

Greener Stock: Sells green building materials and architectural components for homes and businesses. 3528 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, 513-321-0567, greenerstock.com.
Hemptations: Quality hemp and eco-friendly goods. 2034 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-4367, hemptations.com.
Park + Vine: Eco-friendly general store with a veggie-/vegan-friendly lunch counter. 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275, parkandvine.com.

EYEWEAR

Buten Eyewear: Unique and designer eyewear. 21 E. Fifth St., Downtown, 513-721-1848, buteneyewear.com.
Eye 1 Unique Eyewear: High-end and unique eyewear, featuring brands like Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples and more. 2648 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-2244, eye-1.com.
Eye Tech Optical: Full-service eye lab and cheap frames. 40 E. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-421-2911.
Holte Eyewear: Designer and boutique frames in a full-service eyewear shop: contact lenses, glasses, exams, sunglasses and more. 2727 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4000; 8211 Cornell Road, Suite 510, 513-489-4000, holteeyewear.com.
Thoma & Sutton Eye Care: Cincinnati optometrists, luxury eyeglasses/sunglasses, contacts and more since 1949. Multiple locations including 2045 Anderson Ferry Road, Western Hills, thomasutton.com.
York Vision: Motto is, “The art of being unique.” Offers stylish eyewear. 7599 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, 513-891-2020, yorkvisionkenwood.com.
Wing Eyecare: Third generation Cincinnati optometrist and eyewear provider. Multiple locations including 2920 Glendale Milford Road, Glendale, 513-921-8433, wingeyecare.com.

GIFTS AND NOVELTIES

Camargo Trading Company: Stylish destination for high-end home accessories and more. 7744 Laurel Ave., Madeira, 513-561-0842, camargotrading.com.
The Cozy Cottage: Local handmade gifts and crafts. 307 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-581-4972, cozycottagebellevueky.com.
Fig Leaf: Quality handcrafted jewelry, accessories and gifts. 3438 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-321-2970, thefigleaf.com.
I Love Cincinnati Shoppe: Reds, Bengals and local college goods galore, plus collectibles, shirts, hats, glassware and photos. 28 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-381-4401, ilovecincinnatishoppe.com.
Nest Gifts: Full spectrum of gifts from baby to home décor, including monograms. 3439 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8852, nestgifts.com.
The Purple Monkey: Toys, greeting cards and gifts. 401 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-0245. 
Splendid Things: Unusual shop with gifts for you and  your home. 312 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-8777, splendidthingsky.com.
Ten Thousand Villages: Fair trade jewelry, gifts and more from across the globe. 2011 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-5840, tenthousandvillages.com.
Toko Baru: Original jewelry, home décor, trinkets and more. 325 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3338.

HOUSEWARES AND DECOR

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Algin Retro Furniture: Family-owned store selling midcentury modern reproductions. 800 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-1616, alginretro.com.
Bromwell’s: Luxury fireplace design and accessories since 1819. 117 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-621-0620, bromwells.com.
Building Value: Remodelers donate used or leftover building materials to Building Value, which resells these materials to the public. Prices are often a third the cost of new. Tons of architectural salvage. 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-475-6783, buildingvalue.org. 
Farmhouse Primitives: Farmhouse-chic decor by local craftsmen. 400 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-2198.
Fern: A little bit of L.A. in Cincinnati, Fern offers minimal, modern and nature-inspired items ranging from succulent arrangements and custom vertical gardens to curated homegoods. 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 513-910-7299, fernstudiocincinnati.com.
Gattle’s: Luxury bedding, linens and gifts. 7809 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-871-4050, gattles.com.
Goldsmith Cardel: China, silver, crystal, casual, estate pieces, lamps and gifts. 3275 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-1961, goldsmithcardel.com.
HighStreet: London-inspired urban lifestyle store. 1401 Reading Road, Downtown, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com.
Hyatt Art & Interiors: Painted furniture and unique art. 7813 Laurel Ave., Madeira, 513-561-0677, facebook.com/hyattart.
IKEA: You aren’t a real city until you’re home to one of these blue and yellow Swedish, flat-packed superstores. 9500 IKEA Way, West Chester, 513-779-7100, ikea.com.
Lasting Impressions: Furniture, window treatments, art and more for the home. 241 Grandview Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-655-8187, lastingimpressionsinteriors.com.
Legacies Consignment; Vintage and second-hand furniture, home goods and jewelry. Proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community. 3854 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8899, legacies.biz.
Lentz & Company: Vintage home goods, furniture, local art and handmade gifts. 339 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-739-0193, facebook.com/lentzandcompany.
Mainly Art: Twentieth-century collectibles. 3711 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-378-8261, mainlyart.com.
MiCA 12/v: Local and independently made crafts and homegoods. 1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3500, shopmica.com.
Switch Lighting & Design: Contemporary lighting from Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8100, switchcollection.com.
Voltage: Modern high-design furniture, lighting and accessories from Europe. 3209 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-871-5483, voltagefurniture.com.


JEWELRY

Boris Litwin Jewelers: Celebrating 100 years in business. A fourth generation family-owned/female-owned jeweler offering repair services, custom design and appraisals. 7565 Kenwood Road, Suite 204, Kenwood, 513-621-1123, litwins.com.
Diamonds Rock: Wholesale pricing. 7855 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, 513-793-7772, diamondsrock.com.
Geraci Fine Jewelry: Creating custom jewelry in Cincinnati since 1982. 9212 Colerain Ave., Colerain, 513-385-4653, geracifinejewelry.com.
Krombholz Jewelers: Cincinnati-based designers of fine jewelry. 9399 Shelley Lane, Montgomery, 513-891-1930, krombholzjewelers.com.
The Little Mahatma: Exotic jewelry, folk art and artifacts from the world’s traditional cultures. 1205 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-723-1287, thelittlemahatma.com.
paolo a modern jeweler: A modern jeweler featuring everything from bridal to ready-to-wear and custom designs. 278 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-2171, paolousa.com.
Philip Bortz Jewelers: Fine jewelry, pearls and watches; privately owned and operated since 1976. 108 E. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-621-4441; 11330 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-469-8697, philipbortzjewelers.com.
Raul Haas: Jeweler specializing in estate and antique pieces. 2709 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-7679.
Richter & Phillips: Fine jewelry and watches since 1896. 202 E. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-241-3510, richterphillips.com.
Schwartz Jewelers: Offering diamond and gemstone jewelry since 1937. Also carries affordable estate and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. 6114 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 513-541-5627, schwartzjewelers.net.
Tiffany & Co.: Timeless pieces in a classic blue box. 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-721-2022, tiffany.com.

MEN’S APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

 

45/46 Fine Men’s Apparel: A ready-to-wear mens store with custom shirts and suits. 2719 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-257-0259, facebook.com/4546.xy.
Article: Quality clothing in a highly curated environment, designed solely with men in mind. 1150 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-1150, articlemenswear.com.
Batsakes: Old school hat shop. 1 W. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-721-9345.
Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel: Updated traditional menswear. 9407 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-791-9970, blainesapparel.com.
Corporate: Men’s clothing store and sneaker shop. 2643 Erie Ave., Unit C, Hyde Park, 513-771-0432, corporategotem.com.
flow — a shop for men: A simple yet sophisticated shop for the modern gentleman carrying everything from socks and shirts to select vintage items. 621 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky., 859-291-FLOW, facebook.com/gentlemanflow.
Hunt Club Clothiers: Men’s suits and tailoring since 1974. 441 Vine St., Carew Tower, Downtown, 513-721-2004, huntclubclothiers.com.
Mike & Carol Trotta: Tailor offering bespoke men’s suits and made-to-measure clothing. 406 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-621-2930, mikeandcaroltrotta.com.
Noble Denim: Locally based, American-made and responsibly produced men’s jeans, knits, accessories and more. Workshop at 1212 Sycamore St., Second Floor, Units 25-26, Over-the-Rhine; shop online at nobledenim.com.
Original Thought Required: Contemporary streetwear for men and women. 1307 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-246-4362, otrfresh.com.
Romualdo: Ready-to-wear, formalwear, tailoring and suiting. 7121 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-9010, romualdo.com.
Unheard Of: A street pusher of rare goods. T-shirts, hats, Nikes and more. 341 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-744-9444, unheardofbrand.com.

PETS

 

Argos: All natural pet food and supply offering Pet Wants brand dog food and their house brand, Argos. 7713 Camargo Ave., Madeira, 513-561-7966, argospet.com.
Boogie Bones: Healthy homemade dog and cat treats available at a variety of local events and craft shows and online. boogiebones.net.
Confetti Cats: A shop for unique gifts for humans and the cats who own them. 3184 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-9996, confetticats.com.
Doggynauts: Dog and cat accessories, supplies and clothing. 708 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-291-3047, doggynauts.com.
Newtown Feed & Supply: Quality feed specializing in bird houses and feeders, plus holistic and grain free dog and cat food. 6876 Main St., Newtown, 513-271-3446, newtownfeed.com.
Northside Grange: Services and products for the urban farmer. 4116 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-1321, northsidegrange.com.
The Pet Bowl: Dog food, cat food, self-serve dog wash, crates, collars, supplements and more. 8184 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, 513-474-2695, thepetbowl.com.
Pet Wants: Locavore pet food and supply store for urban pet owners. 1813 Pleasant St., Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8696; Restaurant/feed shop, 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-3647, petwants.com.
Strasse Dog: Pet grooming, clothing and supplies. 605 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-431-PETS.

RECORD STORES

 

Another Part of the Forest: Unique used vinyl, comics, pulp fiction and DVD rentals. 1333 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/anotherpartoftheforest.
Black Plastic Records: An independent record store with bins and bins of unique vinyl plus Cincinnati- and Ohio-centric clothing items. Kind of like stumbling into the best basement ever. 4027 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-258-0535, facebook.com/blackplasticrecords.
C&D Record Bar: Specializes in jukebox 45s and offers a large selection of DVDs and used and vintage music. Open since 1957. 908 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-261-1131.
Everybody’s Records: Full-service record store specializing in a wide variety of new and used records, CDs and cassettes. 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-531-4500, everybodysrecords.com.
Phil’s Records: In business for more than 30 years, featuring vinyl records, CDs and DVDs. 3914 Winston Ave., Latonia, Ky., 859-441-2514, philsrecords.com.
Rock Paper Scissors: An arts and crafts supply store that also sells local music, hosts workshops and creative programs. 1301 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, rpscincinnati.com.
Shake It Records: Named one of the 30 best record stores in America by Rolling Stone, Shake It has two floors of CDs and vinyl. They also have a great selection of used CDs and LPs, books, fanzines and Japanese-style trinkets. 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0123, shakeitrecords.com.

SPORTS AND OUTDOORS

Bob Roncker’s Running Spot: Local specialty running store, named one of the best in the national. Multiple locations including 1993 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3006, runningspot.com.
Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters: Independent, local family-owned outdoor gear and apparel retailer. 9525 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-791-9453, facebook.com/benchmarkoutfitters.
BioWheels: Full service bike shop. 6810 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-861-2453, cincinnati.biowheels.com.
Bishop’s Bicycles: Located next to the Little Miami Bicycle Trail. 313 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2521, bishopsbicycles.net.
Campus Cyclery: One of the oldest full service bike shops in the city, which sells and repairs bikes. 241 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-721-6628, campuscyclery.com.
Cincinnati Bicycle Company: Offers student discounts. 2817 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills, 513-841-2453, cincinnatibicycle.com.
Cincinnati Bike Center: Bicycle rental, lockers, showers and bike repair. 120 E. Mehring Way, Downtown, 513-282-4260, bikeandpark.com/city/cincinnati.
Jim’s Bicycle Shop: Dedicated to Cincinnati and cycling since 1976. 8015 Plainfield Road, Kenwood, 513-793-1163, jimsbicycleshop.com.
Koch Sporting Goods: Cincinnati’s oldest and largest sporting goods store offering an array of men’s and women’s licensed sports apparel and accessories. 131 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-621-2352, kochsports.com.
MoBo Bicycle Coop: A bicycle cooperative dedicated to making Cincinnati a cycling city. 1415 Knowlton Ave., Northside, mobobicyclecoop.org.
Montgomery Cyclery: Provides people of all ages, skill levels and experience with quality bicycles and fitness equipment, as well as related accessories and service. Multiple locations including 9449 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-793-3855, montgomerycyclery.com.
Northside Surplus: Military and tactical clothing, baselayers, outerwear, bags, packs, knives, tools and camping and outdoor gear. 4019 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-1405, northsidesurplus.com.
Oakley Cycles: Celebrating more than 30 years. 2709 Observatory Ave., Oakley, 513-731-9111, oakleycycles.com.
Reser Bicycle Outfitters: Sales and repairs on bikes for beginners and pros. 648 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-261-6187, reserbicycle.com.
Roads, Rivers and Trails: Independently owned adventure outfitter offering seminars, presentations and classes, including personal training and Pilates at Studio E next door. 118 Main St., Milford, 513-248-7787, roadsriversandtrails.com.
Smitty’s Cyclery: Barnett Bicycle Institute certified in advanced bicycle mechanics and United Bicycle Institute certified in frame. 6000 Wooster Pike, Fairfax, 513-271-3180, smittyscyclery.com.
Spun Bicycles: New bikes, parts, accessories and a full repair shop plus some awesome, occasional used bikes. 4122 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-7786, spunbicycles.com.
Swallow Bicycle Works: Bike sales and repairs near the Loveland Bike Trail. 10655 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-683-BIKE, swallowbicycleworks.com.
TEAM Cycling & Fitness: Bicycle shop offering bicycle fit, demo and repair services. 7765 Colerain Ave., White Oak, 513-522-1551, teamcyclingandfitness.com.
Trek Bicycle Store of Cincinnati: Offers a wide range of Trek bikes. 7594 Voice of America Drive, West Chester, 513-755-3773; 9695 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-745-0369, trekstorecincinnati.com.
Velocity Bike & Bean: Bike and coffee shop. 7560 Burlington Pike, Florence, Ky., 859-371-8356, velocitybb.com.

STATIONERY

 

Colette Paperie: Clever cards and stationery; available nationwide but locally based. 4101 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 614-638-2115, colettepaperie.com.
M. Hopple & Co.: Creative paper goods and stationery plus design services. 7920 Hosbrook Road, Kenwood, 513-791-6426, mhopple.com.
Poeme: Personal stationery, unique gifts, custom invitation design services, clever sundries and more. 3446 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4999, poeme-online.com.
Steam Whistle Letterpress: Full-service letterpress print shop that uses vintage equipment. Also offers classes. 1342 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-6800, steamwhistlepress.com.

VINTAGE AND CONSIGNMENT

 

Bella on the Avenue: Brand name second-hand clothing and accessories. 318 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-431-2978.
Casablanca Vintage: Classic apparel and accessories from the 1920s-1980s. Also offers theater costuming, shoe repair and leather repair. 3944 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-6999, casablancavintage.com.
Chicken Lays an Egg: Chicken Lays an Egg is what it looks like in John Waters’ brain. Vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. 4178 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-834-9268, facebook.com/chickenlaysanegg.
The Clothes Closet: Thrift and consignment shop run by The Madeira Woman’s Club, benefiting local scholarships and community services. 7014 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-561-2117, madeirawomansclub.com/the_clothes_closet_resale_shop.
Connecting Times Resale: Resale store specializing in buying and selling quality collectables, dishes, furniture and more. 4820 Ridge Ave., Oakley, 513-631-4820, connectingtimesresale.com.
Edie’s Vintage Rose Room: Authentic vintage; a hidden gem. 3241 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-662-3700.
Gayle’s Vintage: Packed-to-the-brim vintage clothing, hats, accessories and costume jewelry. 106 Main St., Milford, 513-831-5404, gaylevintageclothing.etsy.com.
Hi-Bred Vintage: A curated boutique with vintage clothing, jewelry, vinyl, housewares and curiosities. 2807 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, 513-240-4664, facebook.com/hibredlife.
Julie’s Inspiration Consignment Shoppe: Gifts, jewelry, art, collectibles, furniture and clothing, from vintage to designer. 608 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-8200, juliesinspiration.com.
Mannequin Boutique: Women’s used vintage and upscale consignment boutique where proceeds go directly to seven local service agencies, including the FreeStore FoodBank, Tender Mercies and Lighthouse Youth Services. 1311 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3777, mannequinboutique.org.
The Mustard Seed Boutique: Cutely curated new and resale vintage, designer and local consignment shop. 311 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4022, mustardseedboutique.com.
NVISION: Fun, affordable vintage clothing, rotating art shows and home furnishings alongside handcrafted, redesigned or repurposed items by local artists and designers. 4577 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-4577, nvisionshop.com.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries: A nonprofit that provides job training, employment, placement services and other community-based programs for those with disabilities via consignment shops and donations. Multiple locations including  3080 Markbreit Ave., Oakley, 513-631-6348, cincinnatigoodwill.org.
Pixel 19: Vintage clothing and accessories handpicked from a Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Association-registered set designer and costumer. 211 Klotter Ave., Clifton, 513-476-2333, pixel19vintage.com.
Portaluca: Formerly 4th Street Boutique. A high-end thrift store that financially supports Dress for Success Cincinnati. 209 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-322-1782, portaluca.org.
St. Vincent de Paul: Caring for those in need in Cincinnati and Hamilton County via thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing, household items and more. Multiple locations including 5555 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, 513-347-0342, svdpcincinnati.org.
Strut Resale Boutique: Find design and couture resale from labels like Chanel, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Prada and more. 7733 Mall Road, Florence, Ky., 859-372-4688, strutresaleboutique.com.
The Snooty Fox: A local chain of upscale furniture and clothing consignment shops. Multiple locations including 3854 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-4700, shopsnooty.com.
Talk of the Town: Vintage clothing and costumes for men and women. 9111 Reading Road, Reading, 513-563-8844, talkofthetowncincy.com.

WOMEN’S APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

 

Alligator Purse: Sophisticated and edgy contemporary women’s clothing, including designers Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Vince and more. 2701 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-6171, shopalligatorpurse.com.
Amy Kirchen Boutique: Prêt-à-porter collections from local designer Amy Kirchen, along with other exclusive fashion brands. 125 Main St., Milford, 513-550-7802, amykirchen.com.
Couture Couture Boutique: Contemporary women’s clothing boutique. 1315 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/couturecoutureboutique.
Curate Boutique: Unique boutique with curated “style collections” for shoppers to mix and match. 3433 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-407-6359, curateboutique.com.
Hansa Guild: Moccasins, sheepskin shoes, clogs, hats, rugs and all sorts of other interesting global clothing and accessory imports. 369 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4002, hansaonline.com.
Kennedys: Unique vintage-inspired shoes, accessories and handbags. 7129 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-9888, kennedysclothier.com.
Khakis: Carries brands for men and women like Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers, Southern Tide and many others. 3434 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-1212, khakiscincinnati.wordpress.com.
Kilimanjaro African Heritage: African heritage and import store. Clothing, accessories, art. 310 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-0700, africanforus.com.
Kismet: The best of Tulle, Free People, Billabong, Groggy, Dansko and other eclectic purveyors of women’s fashion and accessories. 2037 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-7879. 
Knickers of Hyde Park: Lingerie experts; also sells sleepwear, swimwear, accessories and gifts. 2726 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-9592, knickersofhydepark.com.
La Silhouette: Exclusive fine lingerie from Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K. and more. 6904 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-272-8100, lasilhouettelingerie.com.
Monkee’s: Trendy women’s shoes, clothing and accessories. 6928 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-0038, monkeesofmadeira.com.
Morrison & Me: The only haute couture shoe store in Cincinnati offering shoes, bags and accessories. 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-232-7463, morrisonandme.com.
Ottoman Imports: A global bazaar of fashion and overseas imports. 523 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-9555, ottomanimports.com.
Pangaea Trading Co.: Eclectic women’s jewelry, apparel, shoes and more. 326 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3330.
The Pink Box: Women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and unique in-house, monogrammed items. 6929 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-7900, thepinkbox.com.
Pink Tulip Club: Apparel and accessories for women and girls. 9395 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-878-5552; 2651 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-609-9393, pinktulipclub.com.
Sara Benjamin’s: Fashion-forward, fresh clothing and accessories. 6810 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, 513-272-2280, sarabenjamins.com.
The Shoe Haus: Upscale, European shoe store for women and men, specializing in comfort, fit and style. 441 Vine St., Carew Tower, Downtown, 513-929-4900, theshoehaus.com.
Sloane Boutique: Mix of American and European clothing and accessories catering to the edgy, urban woman. 1216 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-579-8111, facebook.com/sloaneboutiqueotr.
Soho Boutique: Well-edited selection of high-end dresses, separates and shoes. 2757 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-6930, shopsohoboutique.com.
Three French Hens: Eclectic trend-based clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts. 3444 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1161.
Trend Boutique: Unique fashion at a moderate price. 2946 Markbreit Ave., Oakley, 513-351-5574, trendcincinnati.com.
Truckshop: Cincinnati’s curated fashion boutique on wheels. Visit shopthetruck.com for locations.
Urban Chick Boutique: Large selection of women’s dress and casual attire. Also sells wine and does wine tastings. 6750 Clough Pike, Anderson, 513-233-2445, urbanchickboutique.net.
Ute’s Downtown Girl: Women’s apparel, handbags, jewelry and more. 7791 Cooper Road, Montgomery, 513-984-8837, utesdowntowngirl.com.
The Wardrobe: Chic, casual and sophisticated women’s clothing. 6816 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, 513-271-4800, thewardrobecincinnati.com.

MALLS AND OUTLETS 

 

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, J. Crew, Joe’s Jeans, Le Creuset, Levi’s Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Reebok, True Religion and more. 400 Premium Outlets Drive, Monroe, 513-539-0710, premiumoutlets.com.
Deerfield Towne Center: Coldwater Creek, Francesca’s, Lane Bryant, LOFT, New York & Company, Ulta Beauty, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods and more. 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-770-0273, deerfieldtownecenter.com.
Florence Mall: Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Express, H&M, Hot Topic, JCPenny, Macy’s, Payless, Sears, Tala’s Treasures, Victoria’s Secret and more. 2028 Florence Mall, Florence, Ky., 859-371-1231, florencemall.com.
Kenwood Towne Center: Apple store, Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Forever21, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, lululemon, Madewell, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Sephora and more. 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-745-9100, kenwoodtownecentre.com.
Rookwood Commons & Pavilion: DSW, Home Goods, Hot Mama, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Nordstrom Rack, T.J. Maxx, Pier One, REI, Sur La Table, Whole Foods and more. Corner of Edmonson, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 513-241-5800, shoprookwood.com.
Tri-County Mall: Charlotte Russe, Ethan Allen, Forever21, Hollister, Hot Topic, Journeys, Justice, Lane Bryant, Sears, Yankee Candle and more. 11700 Princeton Pike, Glendale, 513-671-0120, tricountymall.com.

 
 
 
 

 

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